Refugees

25 minPrintable Resource

Enabling the Economic Inclusion of Refugees

This briefing paper by the World Economic Forum’s Refugee Employment Alliance builds on what enabled the rapid labour market inclusion of Ukrainian refugees to identify globally relevant strategies for refugee employment.

Published Date: 10 November 2023AttractionBelongingBusiness Case for InclusionDEI StrategyRefugeesENAccess the Resource
45 minToolkit

Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project

The toolkit is designed to provide a snapshot of essential information, tools, resources and examples of promising practices that can be integrated into the daily work of settlement, social, and health service providers across Canada, with the aim of building the capacity to better support the unique mental health needs of immigrants and refugees.

Published Date: 25 October 2023BelongingHow to retain talentInclusionRefugeesENAccess the Toolkit
57 minWebinar (On-Demand)

Webinar – Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees

On November 16, 2016, IEC-BC hosted “Maximizing your Return on Inclusion: Onboarding Refugees,” featuring speaker Christian Codrington, Forum HCM, and moderated by IEC-BC’s Natalia Angheli-Zaicenco. Before they were refugees, they were teachers, engineers, and nurses. Canada has given them a chance for a new life, and they are eager to give back – their resilience, skills and unique perspectives – and contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity. Join us online for an engaging conversation on how to tap into this talent pool and create a diverse, inclusive, and productive workforce.

Published Date: 27 July 2023OnboardingRefugeesAccess the Webinar
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 4)

TIP SHEET 4: Reasonable Accommodation Religion is a protected ground under BC Human Rights Law, as well as under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Many of the current refugees to Canada are practising Muslims.

Published Date: 15 June 2023AccomodationsBelongingHow to retain talentInclusionOnboardingRefugeesENAccess the Tip Sheet
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 2)

TIP SHEET 2: Creating a Welcoming Workplace To create a welcoming and inclusive workplace and successfully integrate new employees – including refugees – who can then contribute to your productivity, employers need to take a planned approach that follows practical steps.

Published Date: 15 June 2023BelongingInclusionOnboardingRefugeesENAccess the Tip Sheet
2 minTip Sheet

Maximizing your Return on Inclusion (Onboarding Refugees Step 1)

TIP SHEET 1: Credential Recognition and Language Support A challenge for any employer is the acknowledgement and recognition of qualifications, education and professional certifications of credentials received abroad – especially in the case of refugees, who were forced to flee their home countries with no supporting documentation and whose institutions might have no contact with the outside world.

Published Date: 15 June 2023InclusionLanguageOnboardingRefugeesENAccess the Tip Sheet
20 minsResources

Employer Toolkit – A Quick Guide to Supporting Ukrainian Professionals and Others Seeking Refuge in Edmonton

Many organizations across Alberta are opening their arms to help Ukrainians seek refuge and provide them with the necessary services and resources to help ease their resettlement journey. Here you will find information and resources geared to Edmonton employers to support the successful resettlement and employment of Ukrainians seeking refuge in Alberta.

Published Date: 19 April 2023DEI StrategyDiversityInclusionInclusivity StrategyRefugeesENAccess the Resource